Re: [PATCH] x86_64: Make NR_IRQS configurable in Kconfig

From: Paul Mackerras
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 01:08:02 EST

Andrew Morton writes:

> > Drawback would be some more TLB misses.
> yup. On some (important) architectures - I'm not sure which architectures
> do the bigpage-for-kernel trick.

I looked at optimizing the per-cpu data accessors on PowerPC and only
ever saw fractions of a percent change in overall performance, which
says to me that we don't actually use per-cpu data all that much. So
unless you make per-cpu data really really slow, I doubt that we'll
see any significant performance difference.

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